Thursday, November 28, 2019
Slapping a sloppy brush of thanksgiving over everything in my life leaves me deeply thankful for very few things in my life...life-changing gratitude does not fasten to a life unless nailed through with one very specific nail at a time.
-Ann Voskamp, 1000 Gifts
Sunday, November 24, 2019
Thursday, November 21, 2019
A thought Transfixed me: for the first time in my life I saw the truth as it is sent into song by so many poets, proclaimed as the final wisdom by so many thinkers. The truth - that love is the ultimate and the highest goal to which man can aspire. Then I grasped the meaning of the of the greatest secret that human poetry and human thought and belief have to impart: The salvation of man is through and in love.
-Victor Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
The man who has died to self has no ambitions, so he has nothing to be jealous about. He has no reputation, so he has nothing to fight about. He has no possessions, so he has nothing to worry about. He has no rights, so he can't suffer any wrongs. He is already dead--so no one can kill him.
Monday, November 11, 2019
Someone who is filled with ideas, concepts, opinions and convictions cannot be a good host. There is no inner space to listen, no openness to discover the gift of the other. It is not difficult to see how those who "know it all" can kill a conversation and prevent an interchange of ideas. Poverty of the mind as a spiritual attitude is a growing willingness to recognize the incomprehensibility of the mystery of life.
-Henri Nouwen, Reaching Out